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Splashing Tetra C. Gutatta Tetras are Difficult to breed. Splashing Tetras have very interesting breeding behaviour, as they lay their eggs on the leaves of overhanging plants, then splash water over the eggs so that they don’t dry out. This is also how they get their name. In an aquarium, they may spawn by depositing their eggs on the underside of the cover glass. These fish are accomplished jumpers, the aquarium must have tight fitting coverslides with no escape holes. Males grow larger and have longer fins. 

Features of Splashing Tetra:

  • They may not be as colourful as other species
  • Absolutely fascinating breeding behaviour
  • Peaceful fish and can be kept with other aquarium fish 
  • Care Level : Intermediate

The Best Aquarium Size for Tetras:

Splashing tetras are considered easy to keep in a community aquarium of at least 35L. As a shoaling species, Splash Tetras are best maintained in good sized groups; six specimens at the minimum and 10+ being much better. Opt for a larger tank if you are planning to add a few compatible species.
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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Splashing tetras should be kept in groups. They are used to living with lots of their own kind, so have at least 6 of them in one tank. As peaceful fish, they pair well with other peaceful species. But, it would not be ideal to keep them with heavy feeders such as Congo Tetras as the Splashing Tetras will not compete for food and therefore will not get much food at all. Also, keep them away from large or aggressive fish. They can get stressed easily and their health will deteriorate as a result.
Here’s a list of some of the best tank mates for your Tetras:
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Feeding :

Splashing Tetras are omnivores. You can feed them fine flake food, small granules, live or frozen brine shrimp, daphnia, tubifex, and frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms. Offer a variety of food, including live foods, to ensure good health. 

Splashing Tetra Tank Set-up:

Heater :

Heater is needed for the tetra if the room temperature is low in winter. The temperature of your Tetra’s tank should match that of its native environment. Ideal water temperatures sit between at a stable number between 23  ⁰C - 27  ⁰C
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Light :

LED lights will provide the most customization and allow you to adjust the intensity until you reach the sweet spot.

Substrate :  

Gravel and Dark Color Substrates.
A variety of Substrates are avalibale in Coburg Aquarium.

Plants for Tetras:

They are accustomed to medium to large plants in their natural habitat and enjoy a well-planted aquarium with some open swimming space. Offering some shade and hiding sports is always a plus.
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Decorations for Tetras:

Artificial plants can work well. Additionally, you can also choose to use Aquarium Ornaments such as: Kazoo handmade fish decorations, caves, rocks, and maybe even driftwood will create a fun playground for them to swim around. Also, you can place silk artificial plants.

Additional Information

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